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Update on location-based entertainment spending trend

Our company has been tracking the long-term trend in location-based entertainment spending that has shown a decline started around the turn of the century. We now have new, more current data thru June 2014 . . . Continue reading

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The Tchotchke Index Tracks Location-Based Entertainment Spending

American’s spending on tchotchkes—trinkets, junk, yard sale finds, gift shop items, home decor trinkets and other decorative items for the home—is an excellent measure of their impulse spending . . . Continue reading

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Travel expenditures since 2005 and the Great Recession

Earlier this year The Bureau of Labor Statistics posted a graph showing that 2011 household travel expenditures had decreased 6% from their peak in 2007. However, they didn’t adjust for inflation. The decrease is actually much more severe. Continue reading

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2002-2011 Changes to Household Location-Based Entertainment Spending

The world of entertainment is evolving and toppling old models. . . The changing landscape of entertainment is having an adverse impact on location-based (bricks ‘n’ mortar) entertainment. Continue reading

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2011 U.S. Household Composition

2011 household data has just been released by the U.S. Census Bureau from the 2012 Current Population Survey. We prepared the following infograph on the household composition of the U.S. Continue reading

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What age households are the big spenders for location-based entertainment?

It’s the older age households that have the greatest aggregate out-of-home entertainment spending, not younger age households that marketing myths have us believe. Article includes infographic and historical trend data. Continue reading

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Infographic on entertainment spending on trips

Infographic illustrates the changes to household entertainment spending on trips by quintiles of income Continue reading

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Household Spending On Trips for Entertainment, Restaurants and Sporting Events

Consumers’ spending on trips for restaurants, entertainment and admissions to sporting events has been on a long term decline. Liquor spending on trips has been on a decline since 2006. Read the blog for more details Continue reading

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Out-of-home entertainment spending continues to decrease

Decreases in out-of-home entertainment spending since the start of the recession are only part of a longer term trend. Continue reading

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Household Spending for Out-of-Home Entertainment and Restaurants Seriously Declined in 2010

Household out-of-home entertainment and restaurant spending saw a serious decline in 2010. Continue reading

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